Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Military helicopter crashes into golf course

Military helicopter crashes into golf course

A US Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed Monday on a Maryland golf course, killing one person and wounding two others, according to reports.

The location of the crash is about 60 miles southeast of Washington, DC.

One crew member has been rushed to medical care.

A witness in the course's pro shop said the helicopter was flying low and spinning before the crash, perhaps indicative of trouble with the tail rotor, which controls a helicopter's horizontal movement. The battalion has more than a dozen H-60 helicopters and helps serve senior leaders of the U.S. Army and Defense Department.

Congressional sources say there are plans to budget $1.1 billion this year to buy 61 new UH-60s.

The Black Hawk chopper crashed into a golf course and country club in Breton Bay, Maryland. He said state police are assisting military authorities and he would not comment on specifics of the crash or the type of aircraft.

The incident comes less than two weeks after a military jet crashed in a wooded area just outside a suburban Washington neighborhood. The pilot was on a routine training mission at the time. No one on the ground was hurt.

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